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" If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. "
Gems - Seite 51
1897 - 167 Seiten
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Telegraphic Realism: Victorian Fiction and Other Information Systems

Richard Menke - 2008 - 321 Seiten
...she wears, "the green serpent with the diamond eyes remaining a dark image on the retina" (LV, 20). "If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life," observes Eliot in Middlemarch's next paragraph, and some of its most famous lines, "it would be like...
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On Eloquence

Denis Donoghue - 2008 - 208 Seiten
...wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary...of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity. In the next paragraph, Eliot writes of Dorothea: Permanent rebellion, the...
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The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot

Nancy Henry - 2008
...preternatural ability to hear is associated with death: "If we had a keen vision and a feeling for all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing...that roar which lies on the other side of silence" (MM, 11:20). By the time she wrote Middlemarch, she considered deafness to sounds, which in "Janet's...
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